Archive for February, 2011

Edelbrock’s Line of E-Street Crate Engines Offer a High Quality, Affordable Repower

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Edelbrock announced three new additions to their performance crate engine offerings with a new line of E-Street crate engines. These new crate engines are designed to offer 100% brand new crate engines that are versatile and affordable.

These 350 cubic-inch crates are hand assembled by Edelbrock technicians utilizing brand-new GM short blocks with four-bolt mains. The heart of the performance is derived from the Edelbrock Total Power Package®, including: E-Street 185cc aluminum cylinder heads and Performer hydraulic camshaft. Black Edelbrock valve covers and breathers accentuate E-Streets’ looks. The compression ratio checks in at a pump-gas friendly 9.0:1 and delivers a modest 315+ HP and 380+ lbs/ft of torque (performance varies based on optional induction components).

“The market has been asking for a more universal and cost conscience option in the Edelbrock crate engine line”, states Edelbrock Chairman, Vic Edelbrock. “The E-Street delivers on both fronts – the long block will allow Edelbrock consumers the option of re-using existing or selecting new induction and accessory components as they choose, while the complete carbureted and EFI options are ideal for those who want a more turnkey solution. Either way, E-Street will represent a considerable value to the consumer.”

E-Street crate engines are available in three levels, including a base long block (#45070), a complete carbureted assembly (#45080), and a complete EFI assembly (#45090). Each engine also includes 6 quarts of Edelbrock’s new high performance 30w Premium Break-In oil fortified with the key additives required during the break-in process. Every Edelbrock crate engine is backed by a 2-Year, Unlimited Mileage warranty.

    Features Include:

  • 315+ HP / 380+ lbs/ft. of Torque
  • 100% brand new utilizing GM short-blocks
  • 2 YR / Unlimited Mileage warranty
  • Includes 6 quarts of Edelbrock High Performance Premium Break-In Oil
  • 3 applications available, including base long block, and complete carbureted or EFI equipped
  • Retail Prices: starting at $3,495.00

For more information please visit www.edelbrock.com (http://www NULL.edelbrock NULL.com/automotive_new/mc/crate_engines/e-street_carb NULL.shtml)

Installing Classic Performance Products Disc Brakes and Tubular A-arms

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Even we found it hard to believe, but there are still some cars rolling around out there that don’t have adequate brakes. Take this ‘67 Camaro, for example. When it arrived at D&P Classic Chevrolet in Huntington Beach, California, the owner told Darryl Nance that he wanted his Chevy to stop and handle better, but that the car wasn’t a race car, just one that he wanted to cruise around town in. (more…)

Creating the Ultimate Wrench Room

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Let’s face fact; it takes a special type of person to be a gearhead. We dance to the beat of a different drummer. Most guys set aside certain times to watch sports events in a friend’s basement, sometimes renamed “the man cave.” Gearheads, on the other hand, hold the Daytona 500 or the Winternationals sacred, and huddle together in an area filled with the smell of gear oil and gasoline, while wrenching on their reason for living. (more…)